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Re: Service implementation for LXQt desktop

From: Reza Alizadeh Majd
Subject: Re: Service implementation for LXQt desktop
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:01:22 +0330

On Thu, 3 Sep 2020 11:11:42 +0430
Reza Alizadeh Majd <> wrote:

> Hi Guix, 
> working on a service definition for LXQt desktop, I need to perform a
> series of default configurations. for example to set the window
> manager, prepare default panel, set the default theme, etc.
> these configurations should be located $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS so the default
> paths are:
> /run/current-system/profile/etc/xdg
> /home/$USER/.guix-profile/etc/xdg
> /home/$USER/.config/
> I wanted to use `activation-service-type` to prepare default
> configurations in users home directory, but don't know how to access
> each user's home directory. 
> the other option is to provide default configurations in store and
> symlink them in system profile. could anyone help me to do this using
> activation snippet? 
> this is the service implementation that I'm working on:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (define-record-type* <lxqt-desktop-configuration>
>   lxqt-desktop-configuration make-lxqt-desktop-configuration
>   lxqt-desktop-configuration?
>   (package lxqt-package (default lxqt-modified-dev)))
> (define %lxqt-activation
>   #~(begin
>       (let* ((conf-dir "DON'T KNOW HOW TO SET PATH FOR PROFILE")
>              (session-conf (string-append conf-dir "/session.conf")))
>         (use-modules (guix build utils))
>         (mkdir-p conf-dir)
>         (unless (file-exists? session-conf)
>           (call-with-output-file session-conf
>             (lambda (port)
>               (format port "# Auto Generated by Lxqt Service
> [General]
> window_manager=openbox")))))))
> (define lxqt-desktop-service-type
>   (service-type
>    (name 'lxqt-desktop)
>    (extensions
>     (list (service-extension profile-service-type
>                              (compose list lxqt))))
>           (service-extension activation-service-type
>                              (const %lxqt-activation))
>    (default-value (lxqt-desktop-configuration))
>    (description "Run the LXQt desktop environment.")))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> Kind regards,
> Reza

does anyone have any suggestion about this initial configurations for a
new desktop service (LXQt)? 

check the other desktop services, I didn't find any reference about
this type of initial configurations in service definitions, is this
type of modifications need to be applied on package definition instead?


Reza Alizadeh Majd
PantherX Team

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